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Her body was found in Westchester County, not far from her family's estate.
The Journal reported that many in attendance at Monday's sentencing wore stickers bearing the black-and-white photograph that initially appeared in stories about Crilley's death.
While that alone couldn’t convict him, in 2009, DNA evidence finally nailed Cooper for both the Thomas and Dixon murders.
He also got convicted for two previous rapes of teenage girls.
New York police had long considered Alcala a suspect in the slayings of Crilley and Hover and had taken impressions of his teeth in 2003.
Alcala had lived in New York periodically between 19.
I just want to say I hope these families find some peace and solace for these inexplicably brutal and horrific acts," Wittner said, according to the Journal."Cornelia Always in Our Hearts," the stickers read.Crilley's sister, Katie Stigell, spoke to the court, using most of her time talking about her sister, who "was in her prime" and "wouldn't hurt anybody." But Stigell also had words for Alcala. Alcala, I want you to know you broke my parents' hearts," Stigell said.Related: Crime History: 34 Years Ago Dennis Nilsen Sentenced To Life In Prison A witness enabled police to draw up a sketch of a suspect, but the trail went cold until 1998, when Cooper got sentenced to 14 years for a series of violent thefts.Investigators placed Cooper in the area of the Dixon murders, then compared his appearance on with that of the sketch.